‘Relationship breakdown is the largest single trigger of rough sleeping, leading to 42% of male rough sleeping’.
This is according to the February 2018 briefing paper (pdf) from the House of Commons Library. This paper provides background information on the problem of rough sleeping in England, and outlines Government policy on this issue.
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The House of Commons Library have published an overview of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, and Equality Impact Assessments. Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing: the Public Sector Equality Duty and Equality Impact Assessments”
The House of Commons Library have published a November 2017 briefing (pdf) on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. It addresses the Charter, general principles of EU law, and ‘Francovich’ damages. Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing: EU (Withdrawal) Bill – the Charter, EU Law and ‘Francovich’ Damages”
The House of Commons Library have published a November 2017 briefing (pdf) on the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill 2017-19.
This is a Private Member’s Bill, seeking to make provision about the oversight and management of the use of force in mental health units. Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing: Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill 2017-19”
Liberty, Amnesty International UK, the Public Law Project and JUSTICE have issued a joint October 2017 briefing on the rights implications of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. Continue reading “Liberty, AIUK, PLP and JUSTICE briefing: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill”
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) measurement framework is a new “lever for change.”
Launched in October 2017, the measurement framework (pdf) can be used to monitor progress towards greater equality and fulfilment of human rights. Continue reading “EHRC tool: Measurement Framework for Equality and Human Rights”
The fifth round of Brexit negotiations ran from 9 to 12 October 2017. Some progress was made in the areas of citizens’ rights and the Irish border, but not on the ‘divorce bill.’
This is according to an October 2017 briefing (pdf) from the House of Commons Library.
Incomes are not keeping up with prices, and the living standards of ordinary working families are being eroded.
This is according to an October 2017 briefing (pdf) on the November budget from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).
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The past decade has seen a huge growth in numbers of children experiencing homelessness and being forced to live in temporary accommodation. Living in temporary accommodation can result in breaches of many key children’s rights.
In an October 2017 briefing, CRAE explains how taking a children’s rights approach to homeless policy could help challenge and tackle some of these issues.
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